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Honolulu police issued warnings or citations to thousands of people in violation of coronavirus protocols since the state launched a pre-arrival testing program to reopen to tourists.

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Among those who received citations the most for violating the stay-at-home order in the spring were the homeless. As a surge in COVID-19 cases threatens another lockdown, advocates fear that the homeless may be impacted again.

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The American Civil Liberties Union Hawaii Chapter is calling on the Honolulu Police Department to address racial disparities in its policing.

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Newsrooms in peril; Startling violation statistics; Internal strife at HFD; Public school leader excels

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Honolulu police officers arrested Micronesians, Samoans and Blacks for violating the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders in marked disproportion to their representation in the general population, a Hawaii Public Radio investigation found.

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Police reform in Hawaii; Newsroom cuts to Honolulu's only newspaper; Marshallese stranded at consulate

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Updated: 6/13/2020, 12 p.m.

The Hawaii Department of Health reported another sharp spike in cases of COVID-19 Saturday with 17 new cases reported. That follow's Friday's 15 new infections.

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Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced his nominations for two vacancies on the Honolulu Police Commission on Monday. Michael Broderick, the current president and CEO of the YMCA of Honolulu, and Doug Chin, former Hawaii attorney general, were nominated for the panel.

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The Honolulu Police Department is reviewing its policies in light of the nationwide call for police reforms.

Police Chief Susan Ballard said yesterday that an HPD committee began re-evaluating the department’s use of force policies in the last week. She says it has been five years since there was a complete review of that policy.

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Honolulu's police chief plans to use new officers promised by the mayor's latest budget plan to add neighborhood patrols and increase homeless outreach.

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A homeless man is suing the Honolulu Police Department and the city after he says officers forced him to lick a urinal in a public restroom.

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Updated: 1/20/2020 8:07p.m.

Honolulu police say human remains were found Tuesday at the scene of the Diamond Head-area shooting that killed two officers and left a victim stabbed in the leg. 

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Updated 1/20/20, 6:38 p.m.

Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says it may take several days to process the Diamond Head area crime scene where two Honolulu police officers were shot and killed Sunday morning. After the shootings, a fire broke out, eventually engulfing seven homes in the area.

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Honolulu police were reviewing body camera footage after police fatally shot a second man in less than 24 hours. The shootings come as there appears to be uptick in Honolulu crime. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says she is concerned that there has been about a 20% increase in the number of violent crimes involving firearms.

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The Honolulu Police Department plans to set up mobile navigation homeless centers in parks on Oahu, starting in Waipahu this week and possibly Stadium Park at a later date.

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A retired Honolulu police officer pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy, authorities said.

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A confrontation with police early Tuesday night left one man dead and another in custody. 

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The Honolulu Police Department arrested 55 protestors who were attempting to block trucks from delivering equipment to the planned wind turbine project in Kahuku on Thursday night into Friday morning.

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The Maui Emergency Management Agency accidentally called thousands of county residents from a (999) 999-9999 number shortly before 9 a.m. today. This comes a week after the Honolulu Police Department inadvertently activated emergency sirens on Oʻahu and Maui during training.

Hawaii Emergency Management Authority may build and maintain the state’s emergency siren system, but officials said they are not to blame for the emergency sirens that sounded by accident on Oahu and in Kahului, Maui, on Wednesday.

Federal officials announced charges against 15 defendants who authorities say were involved in illegal gambling operations on the island, some run in residential homes on Oahu.

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Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard raised questions on Tuesday about how a previously convicted criminal -- now the suspect in the shooting of a police officer -- got a hold of a handgun.

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HONOLULU — Honolulu police were seeking a gunman after a victim was injured in what may have been a road rage attack along a highway, officials said.

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HONOLULU — The former police chief of Honolulu and his wife, a former deputy prosecutor, abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle, a U.S. prosecutor said Tuesday.

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The former director of the Honolulu Ethics Commission says an investigation into a former police chief and his wife began with inquiries about department-owned surveillance cameras at the couple's home.

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Police departments around the country are having trouble recruiting new officers and Hawaii’s largest police force is no exception. The Honolulu Police Department is currently short 260 officers, or about 10 percent of its total force.

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Honolulu City Council Member Ron Menor says he does not think the City and County should be on the hook for attorney fees accrued in the court defense of former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha. Menor wants to mount a court challenge to prevent the spending of city funds.

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Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard's job performance exceeded or met expectations last year, according to her first yearly evaluation by the police commission released today.

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